(Figures will be updated once turbine restarts)
Total to date: 1,672,792 kWh
Total 2014: 160,124 kWh
March 2015: 24,504 kWh
Av per year: 190,000 kWh
Community Hall Solar PV
Total to date: 18,000 kWh
Av per year: 8,000 kWh
Domestic Solar PV (5 homes)
Av per year: 12,770 kWh
Domestic hydro (1 home)
Av per year: 44,000 kWh
TOTAL Talybont per year : 254,770 kWh
Energy Consumed1,500,000 kWh per year (estimate) Proportion generated : 17%
Author Archives: Alison Kidd
Here’s a 4 minute video explaining the effects on a household which a Local Energy scheme like the pilot trial at Bethesda can have. There are some more details of people’s experiences here.
Interesting scheme in Toronto where they are mounting compact storage units on electricity poles. Each unit, storing 15 kilowatt hours of energy, is paired with a transformer and can supplement needs during peak hours in homes.
“The future of many community hydro schemes is in jeopardy due a sharp rise in business rates, operators have said. Some have seen increases of as much as 900% after a recent revaluation and the situation has been called “ridiculous”. … Continue reading
Talybont Energy Directors, Alison & Peter installed a Wattstor solar storage system in their home a year ago to make better use of the electricity generated by their 4kw PV panels. Here they provide a year’s worth of data and … Continue reading
One of our Talybont Energy Directors has written an essay exploring the opportunities for using pumped storage schemes to store renewable energy in the coal fields of Wales.
This looks like an interesting innovation – storage batteries using urea which is (of course) widely and cheaply available and definitely renewable!